I absolutely love the Olympics! I don’t discriminate between summer or winter, I love it all. I especially love the background stories in the Olympic coverage, the unexpected winners, unexpected live feeds and all the humor. When you combine so much lycra with a median age of 20, comedy ensues.
Here are some of my favorites moments so far…
FINDING A NEW USE FOR KT TAPE
After seeing Alpine Ski Racer, Ted Ligety use USA KT Tape on his face to help ward off frostbite from the hurricane like winds blowing down, literally from Siberia, I decided it was probably good enough to help me get though hill repeats on a 20 degree day with 10 mph winds.
I feel like Ted did a better job of making sure he could breathe. Small oversight. The tape ended up on my quad and yes, it hurt when I ripped it off my face. #ImNotAnOlympian
If you’re wondering why I have “USA” KT Tape, it’s not because I missed the plane to South Korea but I was given some at a triathlon race. I regularly use it on my neck during the swim to prevent chafing.
RED GERARD IS A HERO TO TEENAGERS EVERYWHERE
Sounds like your typical teenager except this one has been doing rail slides on a snowboard since he was five. I absolutely love the authenticity of this kid and that he clearly does not give even one shit. Apparently, NBC does since I believe they have since removed every single video of him yelling “Holy fuck!” as one does when winning their first gold medal.
Obviously no one in this country has heard the f-word and if a minor were to hear the explicit way Red expressed himself they would then go on to rob a liquor store, gamble away the stolen money and end up in prison with a tattoo of the offending word that began the spiral into degradation in the first place.
Can we please all just grow up and allow swearing on television? I mean, have you heard the president? There is nothing more vulgar than his Twitter feed and we’re allowing that nonsense to carry on. I believe we deserve a few f-bombs used in celebration.
LESLIE JONES AND FIGURE SKATING (ALL OF IT)
If you have not yet seen or heard Leslie Jones’ Instagram feed commentating on the Olympics, you need to get on that ASAP! Not only is she hysterical, but she is right on.
And pretty much right after I saw this and was hysterically laughing…
I saw this…
…with Leslie writing “We twins @johnnygweir we need to be doing something together when I get there.”
SNOWBOARDING STILL HAS MY HEART
Hands down, my favorite events so far have been watching the men and women’s snowboard halfpipe competition. I have watched Shaun White compete at every Olympics and this one was the best by far! I’m pretty sure if I broke my face open on a halfpipe in New Zealand, I would be done, but not White. Maybe that’s why he’s the three time gold medalist? Perhaps.
And I mostly love Chloe Kim because we share a love of food in general and churros in particular.
I know what I’ll be doing until the closing ceremonies and I cannot wait to see what else these amazing athletes have to offer. I’ve been in a bit of a slump where energy and motivation is concerned in my own training, and there is no better cure than watching the Olympics!
[Tweet “Finding humor and #motivation at the greatest show on TV right now! #Olympics2018 “]
What is your favorite event to watch?
What is the funniest thing you have seen so far?
I don’t ever remember such colorful Olympic commentary! I love how everyone is letting their freak flag fly. Love love love Johnny Weir–OMG! I haven’t seen Lesley Jones but I clearly need to up my Olympic Watching game.
The Summer Olympics has never been this much fun. Thinking the Winter Olympics has set the bar way high!
Isn’t it THE BEST?? And it continues! So much fun this week and I agree, I cannot remember wanting to watch the Olympics so much in years past. I’m hoping you have caught up to Leslie Jones on NBC and Insta!! You’re welcome 🙂
I love Leslie Jones and did not realize she was commenting on the Olympics. I will be following this for sure. Thank you for sharing!
So glad I could point that out to you! I hope you’ve been enjoying it 🙂
Love Red! Did you see that his family sent him a photo of them shotgunning beers the morning of his gold medal run?
All amazing athletes, every single one of them.
I DID!!! What a super FUN family. Love everything about it!!
WHAT ABOUT THE FINS KNITTING? Did you see the coach knitting at the top of the run??
OMG I totally did!!! What the what??? So funny and just weird…which is why I love it! #letyourfreakflagfly
OMG, you HAVE to watch Red Gerard’s interview on Jimmy Kimmel. I was dying watching it. His family is the da real MVP of the Olympics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSKPdXi73ro
I still haven’t watched so I’m making myself a note right now. I HAVE to see that since obviously I need a laugh.
I know you’re probably writing something about your alma mater (at least I hope you are) and I just have to say you must be incredibly proud to call yourself an alum of that high school! Those kids are going to CHANGE THE WORLD!!! xoxo
I love the Olympics, especially this year. I can’t get over how adorable the stuffed animals that the South Koreans hand out are! I adore Chloe Kim also. The sign her dad made was the best!
It’s a great year for sure!! I usually love watching but they have upped the games and it’s intense, hilarious, charming and smart. Love it!! And Chloe Kim’s dad reminds me of my own so I can’t get enough…
I will have to live vicariously through you for the most part, however I miraculously was at home and we were watching right when Chloe Kim was going… and I literally started to cry. It is SOOOOO emotional watching these amazing athletes!!!! I love watching all of it, but really adore the ice skating and ice dancing, and speed skating and snow boarding. Anything pretty much on the ice. They all amaze me. I’m just so incredibly inspired and impressed and grateful to see these athletes going after their dreams.
OMG I have cried multiple times!! You would think these are my relatives they way I have become invested in their dreams…which is why I love the Olympics so much!! Hope you were able to watch more this past week…
Never seen someone use KT tape on there face. I am sure that did hurt when you pulled it off. It pulls the hairs off my legs when I use it on my achilles tendon.
LOL! It didn’t really hurt. I was more concerned about pulling my nose ring out with it!